Idexx Laboratories, Inc. introduces the new Snap® Feline Heartworm
Antigen test kit, an in-clinic diagnostic test that detects antigen from
Dirofilaria immitis infection in cats. The Snap Feline Antigen test is the
first pet-side test licensed exclusively for the detection of heartworm
antigens in cats, the company says. Feline heartworm disease occurs worldwide
and was first reported in the United States in 1922. Signs of infection
include vomiting, coughing, dyspnea and acute death. Supportive therapy
is available for infected cats, as well as preventive options for cats that
are at risk of infection, the company says.
For fastest response call (800) 248-2483 or visit the Web site at www.idexx.com .